The HL7 RIM是一个成熟的关于医疗应用的信息模型，HL7 RIM支持interfaces and system design
l 不仅仅为定义messages 使用, 还支持CDR/E.H.R. applications,
Structured Documents, templates, rules, etc.
l 不仅仅涉及clinical 还覆盖patient administrative, financial, public
l 不仅仅是一个MDF (message development framework), 还是HDF
(health development framework)
Health Level Seven (HL7), is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization involved in development of international healthcare standards. “HL7” is also used to refer to some of the specific standards created by the organization.
HL7 and its members provide a framework (and related standards) for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information. v2.x of the standards, which support clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services, are the most commonly used in the world